Pick to Voice

Pick to Voice refers to the use of the voice direction and speech recognition software in warehouses and distribution centers.

In a voice directed warehouse, workers wear a headset connected to a small wearable computer,  which tells the worker where to go and what to do using verbal prompts. Workers confirm their tasks by speaking pre-defined commands and reading confirmation codes printed on locations or products throughout the warehouse. The speech recognition software running on the wearable computer ‘understands’ the workers’ responses.

Primary areas that can benifit from Pick to Voice

  • Sortation operations
  • Replenishment areas
  • Slower pick rate area requiring better accuracy
  • Picking heavier items requiring the use of both hands
  • Long walk distances between items


  • SKU Independent – Cost Dependent on Number of Pickers, not Number of SKUs
  • Improves Accuracy
  • Facilitates Picking of Any Size and Shape Item, Including Soft Goods and Irregular Shaped Items
  • Hands Free – Can Pick and Pack without Interface to Terminal
  • Real Time Picker Productivity Tracking
  • Picker Accountability for Every Pick
  • Can Be Implemented with Lights to Improve productivity
  • Real Time Updates of Shorts
  • Real Time Inventory Updates
  • Utilizes Existing 802.11 Networks in Most Cases
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Increases picker productivity and accuracy providing a fast return on investment
  • Improved safety
  • Eliminates cost of printing and distributing picking documents